An insecure mess: How flawed JavaScript is turning web into a hacker's playground

An insecure mess: How flawed JavaScript is turning web into a hacker's playground

Overall, 87 percent of the Alexa sites and 46.5 percent of the .com sites use one of the 72 libraries.Additionally, 9.7 percent of the sites in the study use two or more vulnerable library versions.

Facial recognition's accuracy is the least of our worries, lawmakers say

Facial recognition's accuracy is the least of our worries, lawmakers say

Instead of focusing on its racial and gender bias, lawmakers argued that facial recognition legislation should focus on protecting people's rights and privacy concerns.

TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review

TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review

But TikTok’s Chinese connections and growing popularity in the United States have drawn new concern in Washington after news reports highlighted that there were few signs of the Hong Kong protests on the app and that TikTok moderators were instructed to censor videos that featured a number of political themes.

Should we be more worried about our safety online?

Should we be more worried about our safety online?

We had a comment sent in from Sarah , who thinks young people don’t care enough about their safety online, and are instead obsessed with the number of “views” and “likes” they get.Do young people care about “views” and “likes” more than their safety online?

Despite GDPR, Programmatic Advertising Is Still Growing in Europe

Despite GDPR, Programmatic Advertising Is Still Growing in Europe

Townsend Feehan, CEO, IAB Europe, said the findings were encouraging, given the current heightened scrutiny over how ad tech uses personal data, but also highlighted how stakeholders in the sector will have to address issues such as skills shortages as well as transparency.“It’s encouraging to see the majority of stakeholders expecting an increase in programmatic investments of up to 80% over the next 12 months,” she added.

HP Webcam Survey: 79% People Are Wishing For Webcam Kill Switch

HP Webcam Survey: 79% People Are Wishing For Webcam Kill Switch

After drawing the results, it suggests that 8 out of 10 participants believe that their privacy is at stake with the webcams in their laptops.

Mapping Crypto: The Minority Rule

Mapping Crypto: The Minority Rule

If multiple privacy focused personal payment solutions compete for the same intransigent population, the power of the rule is greatly diminished.

Why a Republican senator wants the FTC to throw the book at Facebook

Why a Republican senator wants the FTC to throw the book at Facebook

While the Republicans could push through a relatively lenient offer along partisan lines, doing so could come with heavy political costs for the agency, since it would expose them to attacks that the Republican majority is soft on misbehaving technology companies.

House votes to restore net neutrality as White House threatens Trump veto

House votes to restore net neutrality as White House threatens Trump veto

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said that anyone who thinks net neutrality rules aren't needed should talk to Santa Clara County firefighters, whose "unlimited data" plan was throttled by Verizon while they were fighting a wildfire last year.

Does Google meet its users’ expectations around consumer privacy? This news industry research says no

Does Google meet its users’ expectations around consumer privacy? This news industry research says no

Do you expect Google to collect data about a person’s locations when a person is not using a Google platform or app?.

Most Companies Aren't Ready for California's Tough New Privacy Law

Most Companies Aren't Ready for California's Tough New Privacy Law

About half of the professionals surveyed currently fall under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, a set of new privacy laws that went into effect in May. Of those professionals, half of them say their GDPR programs are helping them plan for California’s new rules.

Facebook is rapidly losing millennials, US user base down 15 million since 2017

Facebook is rapidly losing millennials, US user base down 15 million since 2017

In context: A recent study shows that Facebook is losing users at a rapid pace, specifically among the younger demographic. According to a recent study by Edison Research, Facebook is hemorrhaging users in the US, losing about 15 million people since 2017.

How Does Facebook Work?

How Does Facebook Work?

For example, if you use Facebook to connect to popular book review site Goodreads, Facebook will then know which books you read and reviewed, and can then serve you ads for books by the same author or in the same genre.

Supreme Court finds teacher who used camera pen guilty of voyeurism

Supreme Court finds teacher who used camera pen guilty of voyeurism

That court pointed to the presence of 24-hour surveillance security cameras in and around the school, "which were clearly visible to everyone." The 'right' result Lawyer Gillian Hnatiw, vice-chair of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund board — an intervener in the case — said the decision should lay out a "very thoughtful test" for determining what a 'reasonable expectation of privacy' means in the context of a sexual crime.

Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns 30 Years Of Government Secrecy

Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns 30 Years Of Government Secrecy

The city responded by denying the request saying it would “frustrate a legitimate government function.” More specifically, officials cited the “deliberative process privilege,” which is a vague exemption public records experts in Hawaii say is often abused.

Here’s What the Big Tech Companies Know About You

Here’s What the Big Tech Companies Know About You

Today’s infographic comes to us from Security Baron, and it compares and contrasts the data that big tech companies admit to collecting in their privacy policies. Remember, this is just what companies admit to collecting in their privacy policies – what else do you think they know?

Major Centralized Systems are Hacked Multiple Times a Year

Major Centralized Systems are Hacked Multiple Times a Year

Downloads should be restricted, particularly on company laptops and systems which are linked to central servers where information is stored. should be restricted, particularly on company laptops and systems which are linked to central servers where information is stored.

Victory! California Passes Net Neutrality Bill

Victory! California Passes Net Neutrality Bill

California’s net neutrality bill, S.B. 822 has received a majority of votes in the Senate and is heading to the governor’s desk. In this fight, ISPs with millions of dollars to spend lost to the voice of the majority of Americans who support net neutrality.

Hackers Made Half a Million Dollars Pretending They Watched You Watch Porn

Hackers Made Half a Million Dollars Pretending They Watched You Watch Porn

Since July, cybersecurity researchers, journalists and victims, have seen a spike in extortion letters and emails demanding hefty sums of bitcoin. Kar said the company also fielded reports from victims in India, where scammers appear to be targeting at the moment in particular.